Pensioner found dead between tombs after seen consuming alcohol in cemetery

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Police are investigating the death of Compton Lawrence, a 76-year-old pensioner of Lot 120 Logwood Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD). 

The elderly man’s body was discovered lying face down between two tombs at the Logwood Enmore Cemetery, ECD on Saturday.

Enquiries disclosed that the now-deceased man was last seen alive last Friday in the cemetery consuming alcohol. Last Saturday, a resident was passing by the cemetery and saw Lawrence lying face downwards between two tombs. 

The matter was reported to the Police. The body was examined and what appeared to be bruises were seen about his face. 

Lawrence was escorted to CC Nicholson Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The body was then escorted to Jerricks Funeral Home waiting for a post-mortem examination. 

Several persons were questioned in the area but no additional information was received. A statement was taken and an investigation is in progress.

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